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Novelist Thad Beaumount has buried his alter ego George Stark, a pseudonym he used when writing fiction of a darker nature than he would write using his real name. He even stages a mock burial of George for the benefit of the press. When a local man is killed, evidence leads Sheriff Alan Pangborn to George's grave, and he begins to suspect Thad. Meanwhile Thad is beginning to have visions of sparrows flying, something that hasn't occurred for twenty-three years since he had brain surgery. As the string of gruesome murders continue, someone claiming to be George Stark starts calling Thad on the phone. Thad fears for his family's safety, and Pangborn can't decide whether or not Thad is the murderer.
Serious writer or serial killer? George is in two minds.
Title: Dark Half, The
Release Date: April 23, 1993
Runtime: 122 mins
All Genres: Horror, Mystery
IMDB Rating: 5.7
Buried.com Rating: 6.7 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With D
MPAA Rating: R
George A. Romero
Timothy Hutton ...Thad Beaumont / George Stark
Amy Madigan ...Liz Beaumont
Michael Rooker ...Sheriff Alan Pangborn
Julie Harris ...Reggie Delesseps
Robert Joy ...Fred Clawson
Kent Broadhurst ...Mike Donaldson
Beth Grant ...Shayla Beaumont
Rutanya Alda ...Miriam Cowley
Tom Mardirosian ...Rick Cowley
Larry John Meyers ...Dr. Pritchard
Patrick Brannan ...young Thad Beaumont
Royal Dano ...Digger Holt
Glenn Colerider ...Homer Gamache
Sarah Parker ...Wendy & William Beaumont
Elizabeth Parker ...Wendy & William Beaumont
John Ponzio ...Todd Pangborn
Chelsea Field ...Annie Pangborn
William Cameron ...Officer Hamilton
Rohn Thomas ...Dr. Albertson
Molly Renfroe ...Hilary
Judy Grafe ...Head Nurse
John Machione ...Male Nurse
Erik Jensen ...Male Student
Christine Forrest ...Trudy Wiggins
Nardi Novak ...Pangborn's Receptionist
Zachary Mott ...Norris Ridgewick
David W. Butler ...Trooper #1
Curt DeBor ...Trooper #2
Drinda Lalumia ...Dodie
Lamont Arnold ...NyC Cop #1
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George A. Romero
George A. Romero
The Dark Half Horror Film Trailer 1
"Are You Lonesome To-night?"
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- Serious writer or serial killer? George is in two minds.
- There are very good reasons to be afraid of the dark.
- Murder Witness: Whats goin on out here? George Stark: Murder... You want some?
George Stark: You are disturbing the peaceful mood I'm in. You are destroying the frame of mind I'm in. You are disturbing my peaceful frame of mind
George Stark: Don't fuck with me, cock-knocker.
George Stark: You always were the clumsy one, old hoss.
George Stark: Remember, when you fuck with me, you're fucking with the best.
- Shot in 1991, not released until 1993.
In the prologue of this Stephen King adaptation, Thad Beaumont wants to become a writer and is shown writing stories. The title of his first typewritten story is "Here There Be Tygers", which is also the real title of the first short story King wrote in his career. The story can be found in King's "Skeleton Crew" anthology.
Final film of Royal Dano.
When he is confronted by a class member to sign the book written by his pen-name, he declines, and claims it's not his book. The photo on the back of the book is, in fact, Stephen King himself.
For its release in Germany the film was re-titled "Stark".
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